A slow start for Stamford

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Stamford’s Rutland League season began with a four wicket defeat at Eaton Socon at the weekend.

Batting first, Town made 135 with Tom Gadsby (36), Simon Prentice (32) and Andrew Hulme (30) contributing most with the bat.

Their hosts then made 136-6 from 44 overs. Richard Field claimed most wickets (3-49) while Michael Jones proved most economic conceding just 11 runs from his eight overs.Zac Chappell took two for 21.